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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO About Face! Browns defensive back Chris Akins shows Steelers receiver AntwaanRandle El a new way of looking at things during their AFCwild-card game on Sunday (page 44). Akins was flagged for aface-mask penalty.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID E. KLUTHO Ground Tkachuk Blues left wing Keith Tkachuk (left) tries to break his fallwhile being taken downby Avalanche defenseman Rob Blake duringa game in St. Louis on Dec. 26. The Blues won 3-2.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MANNY MILLAN Moore and Moore Tennessee guard Loree Moore grabs a rebound away from Connecticut center Jessica Moore during a game in Hartford last Saturday. Third-ranked UConn beatNo. 5 Tennessee in overtime 63-62, extending their win streak to 51 games, three winsshort of the record held by Louisiana Tech.